Aparna of My Diverse Kitchen was our August 2013 Daring Bakers’ hostess and she challenged us to make some amazing regional Indian desserts. The Mawa Cake, the Bolinhas de Coco cookies and the Masala cookies – beautifully spiced and delicious!
I chose to make the mawa cake and bolinhas de coco--they were both tasty!
Bolinhas de coco dough. I photographed it in a glass bowl--it's not actually floating 4 feet over my kitchen floor. Not that miracles don't happen in my kitchen! HA!
The bolinhas de coco dough after resting it overnight.
Some of the cookies I flattened as directed, and they made crispy, flat cookies.
Others I formed into balls and left mostly spherical. They baked up moist and fluffy.
Making the mawa for the mawa cake took less than an hour.
Just simmer and scrape, simmer and scrape, to make sure it doesn't stick to the bottom and sides of the pan and burn.
And you end up with what looks like a bowl of oatmeal (to be polite).
It's a rustic cake, so you're supposed to just toss the cashews on a bit randomly instead of fussing over decoration.
Mmm, really quite tasty.
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